senate Bill S3076

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the peer advocacy and mentoring program

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S3076 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7038
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง522-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6961, A10806

S3076 - Summary

Establishes the Peer Advocacy and Mentoring program; provides peer support, advocacy and mentoring for youth in residential care.

S3076 - Sponsor Memo

S3076 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3076

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HUNTLEY, DIAZ, MONTGOMERY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Children and Families

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the peer
  advocacy and mentoring program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The executive law is amended by adding a new section 522-a
to read as follows:
  S  522-A.  PEER  ADVOCACY  AND  MENTORING  PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HEREBY
CREATED WITHIN THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, A PEER  ADVO-
CACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM.
  2.  THE  OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL, IN CONSULTATION
WITH THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND  WITHIN  THE  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED
THEREFOR,  CONTRACT  WITH A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR ORGANIZATIONS
SPECIALIZING IN PROVIDING PEER SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY  TO  YOUTH  AND  THE
NEEDS  OF  YOUTH,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL
NEEDS, TO ESTABLISH A PEER ADVOCACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM. SUCH  PROGRAM
SHALL  BE  DESIGNED  TO PROVIDE PEER SUPPORT, ADVOCACY AND MENTORING FOR
YOUTH RESIDING IN RESIDENTIAL CARE AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPHS
(B) AND (G) OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TWELVE-A OF  THE
SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  3.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY,
PRIORITY FOR SERVICES UNDER THE  PEER  ADVOCACY  AND  MENTORING  PROGRAM
SHALL  BE GIVEN TO YOUTH WHO WERE PLACED IN RESIDENTIAL CARE PURSUANT TO
SECTION 353.3 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT,  AND  WHO  RESIDE  IN  FACILITIES
DESCRIBED IN SECTION FIVE HUNDRED FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE.
  4.  PEER ADVOCATES ACTING AS EMPLOYEES OR VOLUNTEERS IN THE PEER ADVO-
CACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM SHALL: (A) BE INDIVIDUALS BETWEEN THE AGES OF
SIXTEEN AND THIRTY WHO HAVE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08768-01-1

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